Mayor and City Council Work Session
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

1. Agenda Items

A. Bid Recommendation- Department of Parks and Recreation- Riverfront Park Bridge Replacements

B. Bid Recommendation- Department of Public Works- 312 Main Street Parking Lot

C. Ordinance No. 1967-An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to Amend Section 17-137 of the Laurel City Code to Provide for the Installation of Multi-Way “Stop” Signs at Specified Intersections; And Providing an Effective Date.

D. Early Voting for the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Minutes

Work Session Minutes - Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - Regular - 6:00 p.m. Zoom

 

 

Present: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Council President; Michael R. Leszcz, Councilmember; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Brencis Smith, Councilmember; Keith R. Sydnor, Councilmember; LouAnn Crook, MMC, Acting City Administrator; Christian Pulley, Acting Deputy City Administrator; Sara Green, CMC, Chief of Staff to the Mayor; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Brian Lee, Director of Public Works; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Rob Love, Acting Director of Economic and Community Development; Chief Russ Hammill, Police Department; Larry Taub, City Solicitor; Kenya Barno, Administrative Assistant and Kimberley Rau, MMC, Clerk to the Council.

 

1. Agenda Items

 

A. Bid Recommendation- Department of Parks and Recreation- Riverfront Park Bridge Replacements

 

Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation, presented the recommendation for the Engineering Services-Riverfront Park Bridge Replacements, as outlined in a memorandum dated January 8, 2021. The Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking approval to expend funds for the architecture and engineering for the replacement of the two pedestrian bridges at Riverfront Park. This project was started in 2019 and was approved for partial funding through Program Open Space. The City has worked with engineers from McLaren Engineering Group, who are now employed by Century Engineering, one of the City's contracted engineering firms. The recommendation is to continue working with Century Engineering due to their familiarity with the area, previous knowledge of the project and experience with other Riverfront Park projects. Funding for this project is provided in the current CIP and funds from Program Open Space. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the expenditure of the funds for services to Century Engineering for $78,600.00. Council agreed to approve the award of this project at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

 

B. Bid Recommendation- Department of Public Works- 312 Main Street Parking Lot

 

Brian Lee, Director of Public Works, presented the bid recommendation for Parking Lot Design for 312 Main Street, as outlined in a memorandum dated January 25, 2021. In keeping with the City's sustainability efforts, the parking lot design will include pervious pavement to comply with Prince George's County stormwater management requirements, and a stamped concrete apron in brick pattern on Main Street to match the historical surroundings. The existing tree wells will not be impacted. The electric conduit will remain and can be retrofitted to an EV charging station in the future. There are two solar lights on site and additional solar lights will be proposed during the design phase. Approximately 32 parking spaces will be added to this parking lot, including four handicapped parking spaces, two EV charging spaces, and 26 regular parking spaces. Funding for this project is included in the CIP PW2-009 Main Street Improvement Project. The Recommendation is to award the proposal to EBA Engineering, Inc. for $52,000 to design the parking lot. Council agreed to approve this proposal at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00p.m.

 

C. Ordinance No. 1967, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to amend Section 17-137 of the Laurel City Code to provide for the installation of multi-way “Stop” Signs at specified intersections; and providing an effective date.

 

Brian Lee, Director of Public Works presented the draft Ordinance No. 1967, saying the stop sign was installed to address several accidents that happened at this intersection. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 6:28 p.m.

 

 

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

Approved: February 22, 2021

 

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